The last time Kevin Boyle and Dakari Johnson were involved in a basketball game in the state of New Jersey, they lost the mythical national championship to coach Bob Hurley and arch-rival St. Anthony in March 2011.
While Rick Pitino, John Calipari and Jerry Tarkanian made brief forays into the NBA over the past two decades, the son of a central New York funeral home owner remained loyal to the Syracuse program and community.
Seven Catholic basketball schools—St. John’s, Georgetown, DePaul, Marquette, Seton Hall, Providence and Villanova—announced they were splitting from the Big East to form a basketball-centric conference.
Sources tell Onion Juice that the Big East will invite Oswego High School, TCU (also known as Texas Canine University) for football only and the Fashion Institute of America for all sports in upcoming days.
It’s not the approach we’d endorse for anyone other than PFW, but it provides an interesting alternative perspective — one in which Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib, the second-team quarterback in All-Big East voting, is a first-team All-American.